I’ve been a web-mail kinda guy since a long time ago. I ditched my email clients (Mail, Entourage, and Thunderbird) and prefer to keep my GMail handy on any computer (or sometimes cellphone) that I use, wherever I am. But Postbox might just change my mind. This free open-source mail client (available for Mac and […]
Mac OS X tips & tricks
If you work in a collaborative or public computer environment or share your computer with family members and want to keep individual user data separate, it’s handy to know how to lock your screen and keep your work away from prying eyes. While the solution is simple, it’s not immediately clear to the new user how to activate.
Maintaining one’s hard drive space is admittedly a less pressing task in the age of cheap and available storage, but it’s never a bad idea to keep an eye on your disk usage. Here are three programs and a handy Finder trick related to file size and available space.
You might think hourly backups are a bit excessive. Apple does not give you a convenient way to change the default backup schedule. Luckily this is easy. Here are two ways you can change the hourly backup schedule to one of your choosing.
It’s a competitive world out there, and in the world of web browsers the phrase would be “extermely competitive”. Remember the good ol’ days of browser war back in the 90s? While there’s no more IE in the Mac universe, the competition is still very stiff. The not-so-famous names try so hard to get their […]
Command + M minimizes any given window in OS X’s Finder, but getting the window back from the dock is a different story. Unfortunately, Finder’s poor management of “un-minimizing” a window is maddeningly inconsistent and seemingly an obvious omission given the importance of such a feature. Here are five ways to un-minimize windows in OS X.
Being the chosen platform for creative high-level graphic artist and such, or so everybody say, Mac has many options of heavy-duty graphic softwares. But not everybody needs Photoshop-level applications. Sometimes you’ll only need to do simple and quick drawing. Believe it or not, one of the Windows softwares that I missed most when I first […]
Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]
Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.
With MorphX you can create great image transitions and save them as QuickTime movies. All you have to do is drag lines indicating the similar areas of the pictures and MorphX does the rest. When you’re done, tie the videos together and you have your unique and totally customized slideshow. Let’s see this small and handy software in detail.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to know in order to change various strings in OS X’s Finder and iTunes. The same process can be applied to pretty much any other program.
Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]
If you have used Prism to create a site specific browser (a browser that runs only one site), I am sure you won’t be remote to Fluid. Fluid is a prism like Site Specific Browser (SSB) for Mac OSX Leopard that allows you to run a specific site like an application. Each SSB is just […]
The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]
If your work require you to be in front of your computer for long period of time, there is a high tendency that you will suffer from repetitive strain injury (RSI) Repetitive Strain Injury happens as a result of placing your hand/body in an uncomfortable position (such as typing on the keyboard or sitting in […]
A while back, Damien published a great article on How To Install And Setup Jinzora Media Server In Ubuntu. Jinzora is a great and powerful way to stream your music over the internet, but getting it set up can be somewhat complicated. Today, I thought I’d cover some of the other options that are a […]
The ISO file format is pretty much entranched in the PC world as THE format to use for CD/DVD disk images. The advantages of this format are plenty – It is a standard open format and tools to work with it are readily available for all operating systems, Windows, Unix/Linux and OS X. While Mac […]
If you keep a great deal of sensitive and confidential files and folders in your computer, the best way to keep them out of the public’s view is to encrypt them with a strong password. In Mac, if you want to encrypt your data, instead of installing third party encryption software, you can use the […]